Happy February Crunch Crew! The winter season is upon us, and love is in the air! Whether you are happily in love or alone this Valentine’s Day, you can’t forget to celebrate with your besties! We here at John Wm. Macy’s have put together a guide to throwing the perfect Galentine’s Day party for you and your girl gang!

Galentine’s Traditions

Typically celebrated February 13th, Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating your love for your girlfriends! It is a day dedicated to reminding women to support and uplift one another. Through the ups and downs of life, you can always count on your friends to be there for you. That kind of friendship deserves to be celebrated!

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Pick A Theme!

Get yourself and your besties excited to celebrate Galentine’s Day by picking a theme for your party! Have your guests wear all pink or red, or even their favorite pajamas! Decorate your party space with Valentine’s Balloons, and lots of pink and red decor. Be sure to include a photo-op or selfie station so your guests can take lots of post-worthy pictures from your party!

A Cheese Board for the Girls

Cheese Boards are essential for Galentine’s celebrations. They are totally customizable, and you can add all your favorite bites! Start with a board of your choice. Wood boards are typically the standard, but feel free to find a heart-shaped board or tray to go with the theme! Next step: add your cheese! You can use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out little cheese hearts to accent your tray! After your cheese is placed, add your meats. A salami rose would be perfect for your Galentines board. Next, move on to your add-ons. Add colorful fruits and veggies, mixed nuts, and dips or spreads to brighten up your board. Finally, finish off your board with the base for your perfect bite: John Wm. Macy’s crackers! We recommend our John Wm. Macy’s Sea Salt & Olive Oil Grilled Crostini Toasts for a neutral base, or John Wm. Macy’s Chipotle & Cheddar CheeseCrisps for some added flavor!

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Activities with Your Besties

No Galentine’s party is complete without activities! Your options are endless here! If you and your guests are feeling artsy, set up a friendship-bracelet making station! For groups who are adventurous in the kitchen, you can decorate cakes together. If you and your crew are more laid back, you can binge watch your favorite show, put on a movie, or even have a dance party! Whichever activities you decide to do at your party, you are sure to have the best time!

We hope you enjoyed hearing our best tips for throwing the perfect Galentine’s celebration for you and your besties! Tag us on social media @johnwmmacys if you throw your own Galentine’s Day party, and let us know your ways to celebrate friendship!

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